Table 14_3_1-2b

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 14_3_1.2b
People with a specific source of ongoing care,a by ethnicity, United States, 2006
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
Age, not age adjusted0–1794.40.396.00.396.60.495.50.688.10.9
65 and over96.30.396.70.396.80.395.
Health insurance,b ages 0–64Private91.90.392.20.392.30.392.70.789.31.0
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare and private97.50.497.70.497.60.496.
Medicare and public96.50.796.60.896.80.995.51.595.32.4
Medicare only94.80.895.30.795.40.894.31.689.24.5
Family incomecNegative/poor77.80.882.20.982.
Near poor/low79.70.782.50.882.
Education, age 25 and overLess than high school74.
High school graduate83.40.784.40.785.50.881.81.576.12.0
At least some college88.90.489.50.489.70.488.
Residence locationdMetropolitan86.00.388.30.388.80.486.50.675.10.8
  Large central metro84.60.588.10.589.30.786.50.974.91.0
  Large fringe metro88.40.590.10.590.50.689.
  Medium metro85.70.787.40.787.70.884.21.574.81.9
  Small metro85.
Micropolitan (nonmetro)
Noncore (nonmetro)87.81.689.31.489.91.381.73.870.76.0
Activity limitations, age 18 and overdBasic activities90.30.891.20.890.
Complex activities88.40.989.
Neither basic nor complex activities82.60.485.20.485.70.582.40.967.51.1

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

b A small number of persons who were covered by both public and private health insurance plans were included in the "private health insurance" category only.

c Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over. Missing values for family income were imputed using multiple imputation methodology. A small number of persons were excluded because their family income could not be imputed.

d For more information, see the National Health Interview Survey entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_3_1-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.